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Ethiopia Tourist Visa from India

Capital City:
Addis Ababa
Currency:
Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
Local Time:
GMT + 3
Telephone Code :
+ 251
Bank:
Closed on Saturday afternoon and Sundays.
Exchange Rate:
1.00 ETB (Ethiopian Birr) is equivalent to 2.01 INR

Check List

  1. Relevant Pages of Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months after the intended date of departure and minimum two blank pages for visa stamp.
  2. Visa Application Form: The visa application must be filled with proper information and signed by the applicant.
  3. Photograph: Photograph Size: 35 x 45 mm in size with white background; taken within the last 6 months
  4. Cover Letter: A personal letter from applicant including personal details, purpose of visit and outlining who will be responsible for the full costs of the trip. The letter should be addressed to – The Visa Officer, the respective visa office/embassy and signed by the applicant. Visa Category must be mentioned in the subject line. A Letter of Invitation from the Business associates in Ethiopia to be faxed directly to the Embassy.
  5. Invitation Letter from Tour Operator/Trip Itinerary: A Letter of Guarantee/Confirmed Invitation from a licensed tour operator or travel agency outlining your day to day trip plan, details of the arrangements made and the undertaking on your repatriation.
  6. NOC/LOI: A letter from your employer on the organization’s letter-head pad, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job as per schedule.
  7. Personal Bank Statements: Original Bank Statements (Personal/Payroll) for last 6 months mentioning the Bank’s name, telephone number clearly with authorized bank stamp and signature (e-statement is not acceptable). (Equivalent of USD 50 per day is required for the expenses of the applicant while in Ethiopia).
  8. Evidence of Other Bank deposits: Copy of other financial documents such as deposit schemes, FDR, Retirement funds, Loan accounts etc.
  9. If visiting friends or relatives a Letter of Invitation/ Sponsorship Letter (duly attested by the Ministry of Immigration, in Ethiopia) is required.
  10. Airline Ticket Itinerary: A reserved itinerary for your airline ticket as per the schedule of the trip.
  11. Hotel Reservation: A reserved itinerary for your accommodation at a hotel or resort as per the schedule of the trip.
  12. Yellow fever vaccination: Health Certificate confirming vaccination against Yellow Fever. A Yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for 10 years, beginning 10 days after vaccination. Vaccination shot to be taken accordingly.
  13. Polio (OPV) Certificate: A valid Polio (OPV) Certificate is required. The dose of OPV should be taken at least four weeks prior to the departure from India.

Note: Indian Passport holders can also obtain a Tourist Visa for 30 days on Arrival at an Ethiopian Airport. Visa fee to be paid in US $ 20 approx. equivalents to INR.